Sciatica

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Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg.

Symptoms

• Pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting

• Burning or tingling down the leg

• Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot

• A constant pain on one side of the rear

• A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up

Sciatica usually affects only one side of the lower body. Often, the pain extends from the lower back all the way through the back of the thigh and down through the leg. Depending on where the sciatic nerve is affected, the pain may also extend to the foot or toes.

For some people, the pain from sciatica can be severe and debilitating. For others, the sciatica pain might be infrequent and irritating, but has the potential to get worse.

Seek immediate medical attention with any symptoms of progressive lower extremity weakness and/or loss of bladder or bowel control.

Causes

Sciatica is caused by irritation of the root(s) of the lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine.

• Lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back)

• Degenerative disc disease (breakdown of discs, which act as cushions between the vertebrae)

• Spondylolisthesis (a condition in which one vertebra slips forward over another one)

• Pregnancy

Treatment

Traditionally treatment for Sciatica includes

• Bed Rest,

• Proper Exercise,

• Addressing the underlying cause of sciatica,

• Medications to relieve pain and inflammation,

• Relax Muscles,

• Physical Therapy,

• Surgical Procedures (for persistent sciatica caused by nerve compression at the lower spine)

The Cure For Sciatica

Our doctor has to examine the patient, diagnose possible underlying causes, diseases, whether nerves are concerned, look at X-ray before he can propose the most suitable treatment plan for speedy recovery. So make an appointment with us today. The sooner you start seeking consultation with our experienced doctor, the sooner you’re rid of Sciatica.

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